MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Deal gets 300th career strikeout in Braves’ road win

Published Thursday, May 12th, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

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Hayden Deal reached a  personal milestone — clearing 300 strikeouts as a pro — as visiting Mississippi edged Chattanooga (Tenn.) 3-2 on Thursday night with two runs in the ninth inning to win.

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The Braves won a Southern League Double-A game after Deal pitched two innings of relief, the sixth and seventh, before a crowd 5,7652.

He notched his 300 and 301st strikeouts as part of the night, reaching the mark after 337 2/3 career innings and 96 pro appearances (2.99 career ERA).

Deal, a left-handed star at Bandys High and then in college at Presbyterian (S.C.), is 1-0 this season with an ERA of 0.87 in nine games (20 2/3 innings, 21 strikeouts).

The Braves are 13-17 and continue the series on Friday night (6:05 p.m.) in Chattanooga.

In Thursday’s game, Deal threw strikes on 15 of hi 14 pitches. he faced six batters.

THURSDAY’S BOXSCORE: https://www.milb.com/gameday/braves-vs-lookouts/2022/05/12/674506#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=674506

CURRENT DOUBLE-A SOUTHERN LEAGUE SOUTH STANDINGS: https://www.milb.com/standings/southern/

HAYDEN DEAL’S PRO CAREER STATS: https://www.milb.com/player/hayden-deal-677421

OPENING DAY ROSTER: https://www.milb.com/mississippi/roster

MISSISSIPPI BRAVES SCHEDULE: https://www.milb.com/mississippi/schedule/2022-04

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